Congratulations to UNITAS (United Together Against Human Trafficking) and the curriculum writing and development team on winning the 2022 Anthem Award for their Transformative Anti-Human Trafficking Curriculum. Got To Stop LLC CEO and Founder, Erika L. Ewing, was part of the DREAM Team who created _LIGHTS_. "LIGHTS is a narrative-based prevention education curriculum designed to empower young people with knowledge and skills to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation." LIGHTS was created by experts with over 100-years of combined experience. Additional survivors were also contracted and were key to informing LIGHTS. [Learn More ](https://app.participate.com/pages/lights-curriculum-overview) Congratulations to our Team Members:
Tonya Turner UNITAS Executive Director, Harvard-Certified, former Director of Training at GEMS.
Lamont Hiebert CLC: UNITAS Executive Vice President, Love146 Co-Founder and previous Director.
Toni D. Rivera, Survivor, Author, Advocate, and Certified Mental Health Provider [About Toni](https://tonidrivera.com/)
Dr. Coralanne Griffith-Hunte PsyD, C.C.T.S.F: UNITAS Board Member, Psychologist, Clinical Trauma Specialist, Educator, Senior Legislative Advisor, and NY State 2019 “Woman of Distinction.”
Theresa Flores LSW, MS: author, survivor, licensed social worker, L’Oreal “Women of Worth” honoree.
Steven Procopio ACSW, LICSW: nationally recognized therapist working with males who have experienced sex trafficking & exploitation, consultant to the U.S. DOJ & HHS.
Erika L. Ewing M.F.A: Founder of Got To Stop has a B.A. in Theater from Smith College, an M.F.A. in Acting, Theater Arts, from Rutgers University and develops innovative arts programming.
Andrea Powell: UNITAS Director of Youth & Survivor Engagement, Founder and previous Executive Director of FAIR Girls.
Congratulations to all the Anthem Award winners, including Naomi Osaka, Trevor Noah, Global Citizens Fest, and many more. [See List of 2022 Winners](https://www.anthemawards.com/winners/)
On June 26, 2021, Erika L. Ewing, Winner of the 2022 R&G Community Award. for Fashion Community Influencer
On June 26, 2021, l received the Thought Leader Visionary Advocate for Community Social Justice and Professional Businesswoman Par Excellence Service Award. Thank you Old Field Planters Inc. Bronx, NY for this incredible honor. With this honor l will continue to use my creativity as a catalyst for social change! Thank you all for supporting me and my fashion activist brand! This means so much to me!
I am humbled to be the 2020 Community Award Recipient at the 32nd National Black Nurses Day Celebration. This is a special honor and achievement. I come from a long lineage of Black Nurses in my family. Human Trafficking is a Public Health Crisis! Let's continue to work together to protect our children, families, and communities!
Certificate of Recognition, Achievement, and Appreciation on October 13, 2019. It. reads, Mistress of Ceremonies for the National Association of Negro Businesswomen Professional Women's Clubs Inc, Westbury, Nassau Club.
The Westbury Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. s the organization where I performed my first act of community service at age 4 at the Nassau County Juvenile Delinquent Center. These are the women who taught me empathy and how to serve unconditionally and whose shoulders I firmly stand.
Siela A. Bynoe, Westbury, has served on the Nassau County legislature since 2014 and is in 2021 won her fourth, two-year term. She is the chairwoman of the workforce development committee on the HUB redevelopment project.
This month is a time for healing, restoration, and self-care. Take time to rest, reflect, and reevaluate your mental health and wellness. Let the healing begin.